Toys for the Boys – How to Get Started in Collecting Die Cast Model Cars

If you think that children are the only people who collect toy cars, better think again. Most adult men have been known to be lovers and collectors of die cast model cars. These model cars are also known as matchbox cars (from the known die cast model cars manufacturer) and these mini-replicas of actual cars have not only held the attention of most gentlemen in the previous decades but have also continued to amaze men of the current high-tech generation.

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Canadian Automotive Artists

While Canada does not figure prominently in the manufacturing of automobiles the country does have artists who are enthusiastic about automobile subject matter. One of these is Paul Chenard. Paul graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BComDes. Graphic Design in 1983. He is now employed by Communications Nova Scotia, as a graphic designer. Communications Nova Scotia is a government relations industry whose mission is to project the image of Nova Scotia to the world. However, cars have been his passion since childhood. He spent innumerable hours drawing any object mounted on wheels. He collected toy cars and even melted them down to create new ones. Paul still collects toy racecars, racing board games, vintage magazines, and history books about racing. His art specializes in the history of racing particularly Grand Prix Sports and GT. While, like most automotive artists, he supplies enough detail to identify the car and the race, his ultimate aim is to depict the feeling of competition that the spectator watching the race experiences. Paul’s artwork has its whimsical side as well. He also creates usable art such as greeting cards and T-shirts. Racecar driver Phil Hill is a favorite subject and Paul has not only pictured Hill in his winning Ferraris on greeting cards but has honored his racing success with a series of archival prints.

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Downsized From Corporate America? 7 Steps To Succeed Big Without Paying A Dime

You worked hard for your money for a decade or two. Maybe three. Suddenly your company
downsized, or you were fired, or your health declined. In any case, you found yourself no longer
employed, yet still have the same bills. Aside from your ego reduced to the size of a molecule, you
feel confused, bitter, and sometimes hopeless.

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